Review this site for important information and helpful videos for navigating the registration process.  Additional video tutorials are available on the Registrar's webpage.

When to Register and Registration Phases
How to Register, Waitlist, and Common Error Messages
S/U Grades
Taking COB Courses if a Non-Business Major/Minor
Dropping or Withdrawing from a Class



If your primary college is the College of Business (COB), the COB advisors distribute your registration PIN.  There are different rules about what PIN students receive based on their status.  For the majority of students, the rules below apply and will help in understanding when to get a new PIN.

It is your first term registering at OSU (excluding Summer) Receive PIN at START orientation.
First Year Freshmen New PIN each term your first year
Athletes Special athlete PIN once a year
Receiving Veterans Benefits Special veterans PIN each term
Disability Access Services students needing early registration services Special DAS PIN each term
Post-Baccalaureate Students New PIN each term
International Exchange Students New PIN each term
COB Continuing Students Common COB PIN: 262746


When to Register

Learn how to find your Registration day & time:

Registration at OSU is divided into 2 parts. 

Phase 1: Register for up to 16 credits, no waitlisting may occur during this time. Online business courses are coded for E-campus COB majors only.
Phase 2: Register for up to 19 credits, waitlisting begins. COB students may now register for online business courses.

You are assigned a specific day and time to register for both Phase 1 and Phase 2 based on the number of credits you have completed plus credits in-progress coursework.

Senior standing = 135+ credits completed/in-progress.
Juniors = 90-134 credits completed/in-progress.
Sophomores = 45-89 credits completed/in-progress.
Freshmen= 1-44 credits completed/in-progress. (New students register at START). 


How to Register, Waitlist, and Common Error Messages

A short overview of My Degrees:

Scheduler Tool Information & Tutorials:

Filtering out 'restricted' courses when using the Scheduler tool:

How to Register for classes:

Learn more about waitlisting a course:

Common registration error messages

Note: COB will not approve students to add COB courses after the first week of a given term has concluded.


S/U Grades (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grades)

Detailed info is online at Registrar's Office.

  • S/U is a grading mode that gives you credit for a class, but not a grade.

S grade = C- or above

U grade = D+ or below

  • 36 credits is the maximum total students may S/U.
  • Students may not S/U any COB courses or COB major requirements. This includes any courses that are part of the Pre-Business Core (ECON 201, COMM 111, etc.), Pro-School Core or a COB major. 

To S/U classes, go to Austin Hall 122 and fill out the S/U grading form. We will stamp it and then you will turn it in at the Registrar’s office. There's no need to schedule an advising appointment to complete this process. 

Online Students: Complete this form and email to your academic advisor. 


Taking COB Courses if a Non-Business Major/Minor

Go to Austin Hall 122 on the first day of a given term and meet with a COB advisor to discuss possible access to a particular course. You must meet all prerequisite and class standing requirements.


Dropping or Withdrawing from a Class

During the first week of a given term, you may drop a class online and receive a full tuition refund. There will be no record of the class on your transcript.

After week one, you may withdraw from a class for a partial refund (50%) up to the end of week 3. The option to withdraw from a course expires at the end of week seven. A "W" will appear on your transcript. See your advisor before dropping or withdrawing from a course to find out how it may impact your academic plans.

For detailed information on withdrawing from courses, see the Registrar's Office site.

Summer Session dates/policies vary.